Naomi Soetikno, Rahmah Hastuti
| Abstract views: 368 | views: 527


Teenagers who violate the rules of criminal law are in the Lembaga Pemasyarakatan (Penitentiary). In a correctional institution for boys in Tangerang, adolescents undergo their prison terms and still get the opportunity to attend school or learn skills. In the interaction of adolescents in correctional institutions, they are often complained about behavior that is not according to rules such as theft, fighting or disturbing friends/ bullying. The inability of adolescents to control their behavior even though they are already in correctional institutions illustrates their difficulties in regulating behavior. Behavioral regulation is part of the human executive function to be able to direct behavior in a purpose so as to make the right decision. Behavioral regulation can be trained with psychological therapy using the game approach. Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy applied to 10 adolescents in correctional institutions shows that there was a change in the value of behavioral regulation.

Full Text:



Archer, J. (2009). The nature of human aggression. International Journal of Law and

Psychiatry, 32, 202–208. doi:10.1016/j.ijlp.2009.04.001

Badamian, R., & Moghaddam, N. E. (2017). The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral play

therapy on flexibility in aggressive children. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, p.


Bailey, C.A. & Ostrov, J.M. (2008). Differentiating forms and functions of aggression in

emerging adults: Associations with hostile attribution biases and normative beliefs. Youth Adolescence, 37:713–722. DOI 10.1007/s10964-007-9211-5

Bratton, S., Ray, D., Rhine, T., & Jones, L. (2005). The efficacy of play therapy with children: A

meta-analytic review of the outcome research. Professional Psychology: Research and

Practice, 36(4), 376-390.

Carlo, G., Mestre, M.V., McGinley, M.M., Samper, P., Tur, A., & Sandman, D. (2012). The

interplay of emotional instability, empathy, and coping on prosocial and aggressive behaviors.

Personality and Individual Differences. 53, 675–680.

Denson, T.F., Capper, M.M., Oaten, M., Friese, M., & Schofield, T.P. (2011). Self-control

training decreases aggression in response to provocation in aggressive individuals. Journal of Research in Personality, 45: 252–256.

Fazio-Griffith, L.J., & Marino, R. (2017). A Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT)

approach for adolescents' pro-social skill development in the school setting: In emerging

research in play therapy. Child Counseling, and Consultation. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225- 2224-9.ch008

Graham, A. (n.d.). Cognitive behavior play therapy. Retrieved from

Jones, C. (2002). Executive and social cognitive function in reactive proactive aggressive

young boys. Dissertation. Simon Fraser University.

Karismatika, I. (2014). Terapi kognitif perilaku untuk remaja dengan gangguan tingkah laku.

Jurnal Sains dan Praktik Psikologi, 2(3), 296-301.

Kemp, K., Thamotharan, S., Poindexter, B., Barker, D., Tolou-Shams, M., & Houck, C.D.

(2017). Emotion regulation as a predictor of juvenile arrest. Criminal Justice and

Behavior. DOI:

Kim, Y.J. (2017). Longitudinal relationship between Emotion regulation and aggressive

behavior: The moderating effect of caregiving. Dissertation. Submitted to the Graduate

Faculty of School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh.

Knell, S. M., & Dasari, M. (2011). Cognitive-behavioral play therapy. In S. W. Russ & L. N.

Niec (Eds.) Play in clinical practice: Evidence-based approaches (pp. 236-263). New York,

NY, US: Guilford Press.

Koolen, S., Poorthuis, A., & Aken, M.A. G. (2012). Cognitive distortions and self-regulatory

personality traits associated with proactive and reactive aggression in early adolescence.

Cogn Ther Res. 36:776–787. DOI 10.1007/s10608-011-9407-6

Lowry (2016). What is behaviour regulation? And what does it have to do with language

development?. Hanen Centre. Retrieved online February 16, 2018:

Riyadi, E.I., Wiguna, T., & Irmansyah. (2009). Behavior rating inventory of executive

fnction version bahasa Indonesia (BRIEF-BI). Thesis. Psychiatry Department, Faculty of

Medical, Universitas Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta.

Sistem Database Pemasyarakatan. (2011). Diunduh dari

Soetikno, N. & Basaria, D. (2015). Subjective well-being dan regulasi diri remaja pelaku

tindak kekerasan: Studi pada anak pidana di Lembaga Pemasyarakatan Anak Pria –

Tangerang). Conference: Temu Ilmiah Nasional APSIFOR V, Universitas Dhyana Pura –


Yuliyanto & Ernis, Y. (2016). Lembaga pembinaan khusus anak dalam perspektif sistem

peradilan pidana anak. Diunduh dari

Copyright (c) 2019 Jurnal Bakti Masyarakat Indonesia


  • There are currently no refbacks.